Florida Bill To Ban Insurers’ Use Of Genetic Info Goes To DeSantis
June 20, 2020 by John Hilton
The Florida Legislature sent a bill to the governor’s desk Wednesday that would prohibit insurers from using customers’ genetic information in changing, denying or canceling policies.
It is not known if Gov. Ron DeSantis, R, will sign the bill, which is generally opposed by the insurance industry.
The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill Jan. 29. Sen. Kelli Stargel, R, sponsored the Senate bill and made one significant change: to allow insurers to use genetic information included in a consumer’s medical record.